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Hawaii School Superintendent Gets High Marks In Year 2 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii School Superintendent Gets High Marks In Year 2

Christina Kishimoto received a positive evaluation from the state Board of Education.

Some UH Manoa Grad Students Will Get Tuition Cuts in 2020 PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Some UH Manoa Grad Students Will Get Tuition Cuts in 2020

The tuition cuts are part of a new tuition schedule that will also freeze other rates through 2023.

UH Wants To Cut Tuition For Some Grad Students — Especially Out-Of-Staters PF Bentley/Civil Beat

UH Wants To Cut Tuition For Some Grad Students — Especially Out-Of-Staters

UPDATED: Proposed new tuition rates being considered by the Board of Regents seek to reverse declines in graduate student enrollment.

Nonprofit Group Says DOE Is Withholding Key Financial Data Bianca Smallwood/Civil Beat

Nonprofit Group Says DOE Is Withholding Key Financial Data

The Education Institute of Hawaii is trying to pressure the state into providing information for a financial database to shed light on school funding practices.

HSTA: ‘Please Stop Grading Public Schools’ Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

HSTA: ‘Please Stop Grading Public Schools’

The teachers union president echoes the school superintendent footsteps by criticizing a monthly magazine’s annual ranking of public schools.

How Hawaii’s Average Teacher Salary Ranks In US Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Hawaii’s Average Teacher Salary Ranks In US

A new analysis compares how teacher salaries in the U.S. stack up against each other.

Bill To Expand Public Preschool Teed Up For Full Senate Vote Flickr.com

Bill To Expand Public Preschool Teed Up For Full Senate Vote

Legislation that bolsters the early learning office’s control over public pre-K also includes a substantial amount of funding to other DOE programs.

More Fiscal Transparency Appears On The Way For Charter Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Fiscal Transparency Appears On The Way For Charter Schools

Some charter school leaders say the bill detracted from what’s most important: more funding for their schools.

Partnership Aims To Help Hawaii Teachers Buy Homes Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Partnership Aims To Help Hawaii Teachers Buy Homes

A San Francisco company unveiled a new partnership with state education and business leaders to help school teachers afford to buy homes here.

Bill To Expand Public Preschool Teed Up For Full Senate Vote Flickr.com

Bill To Expand Public Preschool Teed Up For Full Senate Vote

Legislation that bolsters the early learning office’s control over public pre-K also includes a substantial amount of funding to other DOE programs.

Multilingual Report Cards May Be Coming Soon To Hawaii Schools Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Multilingual Report Cards May Be Coming Soon To Hawaii Schools

About 8% of the state’s public school students are “English learners,” with the most common first languages being Ilocano, Chuukese, Marshallese and Tagalog.

Charter Schools Have By Far The Highest Rates Of Unvaccinated Kids Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Charter Schools Have By Far The Highest Rates Of Unvaccinated Kids

The statewide percentage of students exempted by their parents from being immunized is 8.1% at charter schools, 2.7% at private schools and 1.4% at traditional public schools.

May 2019

Friday, May 24

Hawaii School Superintendent Gets High Marks In Year 2

Wednesday, May 15

UH Wants To Cut Tuition For Some Grad Students — Especially Out-Of-Staters

Tuesday, May 14

Nonprofit Group Says DOE Is Withholding Key Financial Data

Thursday, May 2

Bill To Expand Public Preschool Teed Up For Full Senate Vote

More Fiscal Transparency Appears On The Way For Charter Schools

Wednesday, May 1

Partnership Aims To Help Hawaii Teachers Buy Homes

Bill To Expand Public Preschool Teed Up For Full Senate Vote

April 2019

Tuesday, April 23

Multilingual Report Cards May Be Coming Soon To Hawaii Schools

Monday, April 22

Charter Schools Have By Far The Highest Rates Of Unvaccinated Kids

Wednesday, April 17

DOE Lays Out A 10-year ‘Road Map’ For Fixing Old Schools, Building New Ones

Tuesday, April 9

State Initiates Audit Of School Impact Fees On Developers

Monday, April 8

Stop Anti-Vaxxers From Putting Hawaii Kids At Risk

Friday, April 5

Ige Appoints Kamehameha Schools Official To Board of Education

Following Lawsuit, DOE Revives Its Gender Equity Committee

UH Loses Bid To Expand Scholarship Program To 4-Year Campuses

Monday, April 1

Charter School Clampdown Has Educators Worried About Their Independence

March 2019

Thursday, March 28

Push To Increase Spending On Schools Loses Momentum

Thursday, March 21

Sterling Higa: When Everyone Has College Degrees, They’ll Be Worthless

Tuesday, March 19

The Battle Over Preschool Puts Hawaii Governor On The Hot Seat

Wednesday, March 13

School Chief Chooses Some Of The People Helping To Evaluate Her

Wednesday, March 6

Who Should Run Hawaii’s Pre-K Program?

February 2019

Thursday, February 28

‘It’s More Than Pay’: The Plight Of UH Grad Assistants

How Many Kids In Hawaii Have Been Vaccinated? The State Doesn’t Know

Tuesday, February 26

Rural Schools Take A Big Hit In Hawaii’s Funding Formula

Friday, February 15

Overdue Report Holds Up Hawaii Plan To Prevent Gender Discrimination

Wednesday, February 6

These Waipahu Students Got A Head Start On Health Care Job Training

Tuesday, February 5

Civil Beat Sues To Get Teacher Misconduct Records

January 2019

Thursday, January 31

Here’s How Public Preschools Could Rapidly Expand In Hawaii

Tuesday, January 29

Why Hawaii Student Journalists Feel The Need To Censor Themselves

Monday, January 28

University Of Hawaii Proposes Tuition Reduction, Freeze

Friday, January 25

Hawaii’s Never-Ending Teacher Shortage Leaves Many Lawmakers Frustrated

Thursday, January 17

Hawaii School Superintendent’s Contract Extended For One Year

Wednesday, January 16

Education Officials Are Keeping Teacher Misconduct A Secret

Friday, January 11

School Board To Revote On Superintendent’s Contract — This Time Publicly

Tuesday, January 8

Hawaii’s Schools Chief Could Get One-Year Contract Extension